PICNIC : Picnic

  • Format: CD [CvsD0029]
  • Shipping Weight: 0.09lbs
  • Label: Corbett vs. Dempsey


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"The first reissue of Picnic, originally released on Data Records in 1985. A little-known gem of Dutch free music, Picnic is the brainchild of cellist Tristan Honsinger, who composed all but one of its 12 compositions. Brilliant and whimsical, the tracks bring to mind Honsinger's work with ICP Orchestra, for which he has also composed extensively. Here he's working in an incredible ensemble, with trumpeter Toshinori Kondo, saxophonist Sean Bergen, Jean Jacques Avenel on bass, Michael Vatcher on drums and percussion, and Tiziana Simona Vigni on voice. Deceptively vicious little songs with hilarious twists and the kind of intense improvising you'd expect from a band that incorporates players of this caliber, it's a unique album, originally issued on the tiny Data Records, never before reissued. And it's worth having alone for the beautiful recording by Data's Dick Lucas, which captures Vatcher's incredible high snare on "Restless," a minute of pure energy better than Red Bull, and Vigni's oblique vocals, which were sung mostly in English by the Italian singer, who didn't speak a word of the language. Remastered by Lucas from the original tapes. Features the original cover."

1 Restless 0:58
Composed By ? Tristan Honsinger
2 Quando Era Estate 5:53
Composed By ? Tristan Honsinger
3 Mr. Rossi 2:27
Composed By ? Tristan Honsinger
4 Doctors + Nurses' Meat 3:16
Composed By ? Sean Bergin
5 After The Rain 2:16
Composed By ? Tristan Honsinger
6 It's Likely You 5:13
Composed By ? Tristan Honsinger
7 Picnic 2:53
Composed By ? Tristan Honsinger
8 Violets 6:11
Composed By ? Tristan Honsinger
9 Teeth 2:02
Composed By ? Tristan Honsinger
10 Romy 2:00
Composed By ? Tristan Honsinger
11 Laley 2:26
Composed By ? Tristan Honsinger
12 Orient Express 7:13
Composed By ? Tristan Honsinger

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Recorded At ? Frascati Theater
Mastered At ? Experimental Sound Studio

Bass ? Jean-Jacques Avenel
Cello, Voice ? Tristan Honsinger
Design [CD Design By] ? David Giordano
Design [LP Cover Design By] ? Joep van der Borgh
Management [Publications Editor] ? Emily Letourneau
Mastered By [Final Mastering For CD By] ? Alex Inglizian
Percussion ? Michael Vatcher
Producer [CD Produced By] ? John Corbett
Recorded By, Producer [Produced By], Remastered By ? Dick Lucas
Saxophone ? Sean Bergin
Trumpet ? Toshinori Kondo
Voice ? Tiziana Simona Vigni

Recorded and produced in Frascati, Amsterdam, February 6 and 7, 1985.
LP originally released on Data Records (Data 852). - Tristan Honsinger - Picnic
Final mastering for CD at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago.

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